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Children’s Health Opens New Clinic Specifically Focused On Treating and Researching Rare Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS)

Children’s Health announced today the opening of the second Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) clinic in the nation. PTHS is a rare genetic condition affecting a specific gene in chromosome 18, called TCF4. PTHS is characterized by intellectual disability and developmental delay, breathing problems, recurrent seizures (epilepsy), and distinctive facial features.

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Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: When Should You Refer?

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: When Should You Refer?

More than 2 million American teenagers are affected by obesity, and very few of them are able to change their diets or exercise habits. That means that obese kids almost always become obese adults, significantly increasing their long-term risk of comorbidities like cancer, stroke and heart disease. That leaves providers and parents wondering: When should we consider bariatric surgery?

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